Remember those hot summer nights spent with the family in the Kingswood watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster or local flick at the Adelaide Drive-In? No doubt there was a coin operated photo booth in the snack bar as well.
For many Adelaide families, pulling up to the movie audio speaker, grabbing the deck chairs and esky was a summer holiday rite of passage. Our favourites growing up were Back to the Future, Cockadile Dundee and Teen Wolf.
When we grew up in the 1980s there were several to choose from with the Blue Line at West Beach the first to open in Adelaide around late 1954. That was followed by the Mainline at Gepps Cross almost a year later. The Star Line Drive in at Seaton followed in 1956 with the Hi-Line in Panorama and the Metro in Marion opening in 1957.
Other Drive in theaters in Adelaide included the Ocean Line Christies Beach, Star Line Gilles Plains, Hillbank, Hectorville, Mansfield Park and O’Halloran Hill. Park Line Mitchell Park, Valley Line Modbury and Harbour Line Osborne. Then there was the Hollywood Drive in Salisbury Downs.
Sadly, when the Valley Line closed in 2003 that left only the Main Line at Gepps Cross as the last surviving Drive-In theatre in Adelaide. Be that as it may, at least Adelaide families can still enjoy the old-fashioned Drive-In experience with modern day movies on the giant outdoor screen. Just like they can enjoy the fun of a traditional photo booth with a modern twist thanks to Your Event Photo Booth Hire Adelaide.
Recently Your Event Photo Booth Hire Adelaide teamed up with the good folks of the Main Line Drive-In for the South Australian premiere of a Dogs Way Home. Poor Bella is separated from her owner and sets off on a remarkable adventure to find her way home. It’s a perfect film for the entire family, especially dog-loving ones.
We were surrounded by just that on February 23, as the premiere also doubled as a charity food drive for the RSPCA with all dog’s welcome. It was a wonderful sight as pets and owners sat side by side under the stars gazing at Bella on the big screen.
As part of the pre-movie entertainment pouches and their proud owners proceeded to the free photo booth featuring artwork from the film. Guests were given an instant 6×4 print. They could also enter their mobile phone number so the photo could be sent straight to their phone and easily shared on social media such as Facebook and Instagram.
There were heaps of cute photos taken with pets and owners lining up for their turn. It was a fantastic social gathering and Your Event Photo Booth Hire Adelaide was proud to be a small part of the fun.